Patrolman William Deans

Patrolman William Deans

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, June 24, 1922

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William Deans

Patrolman Deans suffered a fatal heart attack after being kicked in the groin. Patrolman Deans was arresting the man for obstructing traffic when the assault took place. He was able to handcuff the man before collapsing. Patrolman Deans was taken to Flushing Hospital where he died a short time later.

Patrolman Deans served with the New York City Police Department for 17 years and was assigned to the Flushing Police Station (modern day 114th Precinct).


  • Age 45
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge 8183

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

arrest attempt, disorderly

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Patrolman Deans,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City.


United States Border Patrol

June 24, 2022

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